Do you want to go into space? To float weightless? To look down at the whole Earth from the blackness of space? It’s an exciting time for private space travel. Many new space companies have been founded in just the last few years. Most are working toward the goal of ordinary people going to space.
This presentation summarizes current space tourism programs, from weightless rides in a Zero G plane to trips to the International Space Station. It also presents an overview of near-future private space projects, including SpaceShipTwo suborbital rocket flights, orbital rides in the Dragon capsule, and the private Genesis space hotel currently being built in orbit.